The Circus

Lists: Comedy, Romance, Romantic Comedy, Slapstick comedy

Brief Synopsis: "Charlie, a wandering tramp, becomes a circus handyman and falls in love with the circus owner's daughter. Unaware of Charlie's affection, the girl falls in love with a handsome young performer. Charlie's versatility makes him star of the show when he substitutes for an ailing tightwire walker. He is discharged from the company when he protects the girl from her father's abuse, but he returns and appeals to the handsome performer to marry the girl. After the wedding the father prevails upon them to rejoin the circus. Charlie is hired again, but he stays behind when the caravan moves on."

Overall Ranking: - (Rank from 1928: # 0)

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People Involved

  • Charles Chaplin (A Tramp)
  • Al Ernest Garcia (The Circus Proprietor and Ring Master (as Allan Garcia))
  • Merna Kennedy (His Step-daughter, A Circus Rider)
  • Harry Crocker (Rex, A Tight Rope Walker / Disgruntled Property Man / Clown)
  • George Davis (A Magician)
  • Henry Bergman (An Old Clown)
  • Tiny Sandford (The Head Property Man)
  • John Rand (An Assistant Property Man / Clown)
  • Steve Murphy (A Pickpocket)
  • Charles Chaplin (Director)
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